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Re: Do you wear a life jacket?
A couple weeks ago I went dinghy sailing on a local city lake. Club rules require a PFD, so I threw my type III in my backpack and biked over to the lake. That afternoon there was a thank-you event for a charity I do stuff for, so after sailing I biked over to that. They had a drawing and I won two 12-packs of cans of beer! Yay me!
Except I'm on my bike. I'm not one to turn away free beer, so I did some rearranging and managed to fit both 12-packs in my backpack, although I couldn't get the zipper to close and now I had a PFD to deal with.
What's the obvious solution? Wear it.
It started to rain at about this point. As I made my way out of the event three separate people said to me "It's not raining that hard." But anyway, yeah, that was me biking through the rain with an open backpack full of beer wearing a PFD.
So yes, I wear a life jacket. And not just while I'm in a boat!